New day

Later tonight we’ll officially ring in the new year, but each day is really new and each minute for that matter no one has ever experienced before because the future and the past are just illusions.  The only time is now and it is the only time that ever matters. What I’m doing this minute writing my thoughts are a reflection of my experience and my hope for the future which is a breath from now. New Years is then just an illusion, an artifice by which we demarcate time.  Earlier this week I came upon a quote attributed to the Buddha.

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.–Buddha

We create such distinction in time too. The only time that matters is now. A friend of mine once asked me if I could talk to the higher power what time would it be. I thought and thought and finally my friend said, “he’d say it was now.”  The wisdom of that thinking makes more sense now. It is always now. It is never not now. I have fond memories of past events but I can’t go back to them nor can I go forward to the future until it happens.  My thoughts shape the present and the future. I’ve thought about this a great deal lately. I don’t pay much attention to the news as their thoughts are always anxious. Removing their input has removed a great deal of anxiety from my life. I don’t listen to the weather forecast as that is really only an educated guess of the future. I look outside to see what I should wear and consult the thermometer to see how many layers of clothing I need.  I live more or less contemplatively.  Happy new day to you and may all of your new days be happy and filled with growth and abundance. Peace be with you and all you love.

Happy New Year

What will 2008 bring? Eight years ago we were supposed to be slain by the millenium bug. That turned out to be a non-event. No one can possibly know the future. Life is one day at a time and no one save God knows the future. I know I’ll be getting older, but getting older doesn’t have to mean getting narrow. Continue reading “Happy New Year”